Teaching and Learning Blog

Remote Learning – Dr Carly Brooke

If there’s one thing that lockdown has highlighted, it has to be the power of online Teaching and Learning tools in a modern Blended Learning curriculum. In the CUC building both Studio and UTC have spent a great deal of time in recent years ensuring that students can access high quality learning resources, and never …

CPD At Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School

Delivering high quality CPD in these challenging times I have led CPD at Liverpool Life sciences UTC for the past 6 years and now also lead the CPD for the staff at The Studio School, along with my colleague Emma Weston. Delivering high quality CPD has been a key focus for us in the CUC …

Hello Lockdown World – Andy Johnson

“Hello World” is recognised globally by anyone who has taken it upon themselves to learn how to program a small computer application.  Writing such a program is most often quite simple within most programming languages and it is frequently used as a welcome handshake to a discipline that for some, comes naturally and for others …

What makes our Junior Leadership Team so unique – Laura Bonnesen

I work in a school which educates in a forward-thinking way and I wanted to ensure the Junior Leadership clearly matched the school’s ethos. When I took over running the Junior Leadership Team, I began to research what other schools ‘student councils’ were doing. Could we learn anything from them? I quickly realised the Life …

We need to talk about literacy . . . Amy Connelly

When we think about literacy, more often than not it is put into the firm category of ‘English Stuff’.  Many schools adopt literary strategies such as ‘Word of the Week’ or ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and whilst they may serve a purpose they are ultimately only plastering over the cracks.  We need to think far more …

Summer School: Time to invest in humanities – Victoria Wright

I was so pleased to be asked to lead a Humanities Summer School this year. With the days missed through isolation and illness, many of our students have missed out. We were especially worried about our most vulnerable groups, who need the stability of school to help them develop and thrive, not just academically, but …

Living and Breathing the Eco School Agenda – Victoria Wright

As a geography teacher, and a lead teacher for humanities, I spend everyday teaching my students about issues of development, climate change, and inequality in the world. These are such topical issues, but it can be easy for students to think of them as theoretical problems that exist in a textbook, rather than as problems …

A Personalised CPD Model by Katie Small

This year at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School we are implementing a personalised CPD model for our teachers.  The model focuses on developing our teacher’s through deliberate practice using an evidenced based approach.  We are aiming for habit change over time therefore our teachers are being given the time needed throughout the …

Supporting a Personalised CPD Model with Video Technology

Check out this guest post from the educational consultants at IRIS Connect. The Studio School and Liverpool Life Sciences UTC have utilised the expertise and technology from IRIS connect to transform their existing approach to CPD and bring the idea of a personalised model to life. Supporting a personalised CPD model with video technology | …